The Impact Teachers Have On The Upbringing of The Youth.
Most teachers are calling it quits and this has led to a major blow in the teaching field. Teachers leaving this field has led to frustrations to parents more specifically those whose youth are joining high school and college for the first time. Teacher leaving the teaching field has been brought about by a number of reasons. Measures to deal with this problem should be put in place before it gets to uncontrollable levels.
Debt and teacher burnout is one of the reasons why teachers are leaving the teaching profession. Most teachers do not get much in terms of salary compared to graduates in other professionals. Low salary leads to demotivation, this in return has an effect on the youth since teachers will not give their best when teaching students. Most colleagues end up having youth who are less qualified and this has a major effect on how they perform at their work place when they are employed.
The low pay that teachers make, they are not able to meet their basic need fully and cater for their bills. Teachers end up feeling unmotivated and frustrated and hence they are not able to fully deliver when teaching the youth. Teachers are now changing careers and taking up careers with better pay, in the long run schools are ending up with less stuff.
In order to deal with this problem, nations are encouraged to pass legislations which will favor teachers, such as increasing their pay and benefits.Nations should think of coming up with legislations such as forgiving teachers who have student loans by a certain percentage. This will act as a motivation to teachers and they will end up giving their best when teaching. Youth will also feel motivated to take up teaching as a profession when they join college.
Due to the many challenges that youth face in college and high schools, they end up dropping. Peer pressure and lack of fees are some the challenges that the youth might face. Students are not comfortable talking to their parents or relatives about the problems they are facing when in school. Teachers are at a better place discussing with the youth about the various problems that they face.
Teachers can offer advice to the youth. They can assist the youth in achieving their dreams by guiding them in the right direction. The youth face problems such as peer pressure, drug abuse and depression, teachers can be very helpful in showing the youth how to overcome them.
Lack of teachers who want to provide counselling to the youth, has resulted to the youth not having someone to guide them. The lack of someone providing guidance to the youth has resulted to some youth committing suicide.
Since parents entrust the lives of their youth to the teachers, they should help teachers in fighting for their rights. Offering counselling to the youth is necessary since in future they will be leaders and parents.